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BlaqueKatt
01-27-2011, 01:29 AM
ok had my first day at the new lab.....

OMG! compared to the old one-this is heaven, and totally worth giving up $1.50/hr and paid insurance!

easiest way is side-by side comparison:

Old lab-6,000 test tubes per day MINIMUM!
New lab-400 test tubes per day MAXIMUM!

Old lab-780 3L per day
New lab-12 3L per day

Old lab-70 1L 3x a week
New lab-15 1L 3x a week

old lab-2000 plates per day
new lab-200 plates per day
(example-old-X agar 8L batch DAILY, new lab-x agar 1l, once or twice a week)

Old lab-orders written randomly on white board, or verbal requests
New lab-media request forms filled out with media, amount, and time needed by.

old lab-no type of organization-random papers/forms everywhere
New lab-EVERYTHING is done on computers.

Old lab-no idea what the stock on hand should be
New Lab-list of what needs to be on hand, do not over make

Old lab-never cared about age of media
New lab-expiration dates on everything strictly adhered to


and M the owner of old lab's granddaughter-yeah she walked out on Monday, just up and quit because there were FOUR people doing small media last week(I was large media and kept up just fine by myself=780 3L per day), and they were out of all small media on monday morning. So M would've been stuck making 15 1,000 tube batches, 140 500ml bottles, and 6 runs of plates(3,000 plates)-that should be two days worth, yes they slacked that badly with FOUR PEOPLE!!!!

So yeah, they're left with nothing but 3 slackers-oops guess they'll know now who actually did the damn work!

Seshat
01-27-2011, 11:04 AM
Old lab-orders written randomly on white board, or verbal requests
New lab-media request forms filled out with media, amount, and time needed by.

old lab-no type of organization-random papers/forms everywhere
New lab-EVERYTHING is done on computers.

Old lab-no idea what the stock on hand should be
New Lab-list of what needs to be on hand, do not over make

Old lab-never cared about age of media
New lab-expiration dates on everything strictly adhered to


Even without the lower workload/person, this would be sooo worth it! This would make the same workload ten times easier.

EvilEmpryss
01-27-2011, 12:30 PM
Congratulations on getting that sweet job. It sounds like you're going to be a lot happier there.

Gizmo
01-27-2011, 03:30 PM
Sounds like the new lab has learned from the old labs mistakes! :respect::respect:

EvilEmpryss
01-27-2011, 03:50 PM
Sounds like the new lab has learned from the old labs mistakes!
Oh, I hope not! That would mean that there's the chance of suckage contamination! :eek:

No, better to hope that this is a good place that got it right, right from the beginning.

AccountingDrone
01-28-2011, 12:39 AM
Wow, the drop in work load must make it feel like you are on vacation ... =)

Kristev
01-29-2011, 07:35 AM
Compared to the old place, it sounds like paradise.

BlaqueKatt
01-30-2011, 01:30 AM
Sounds like the new lab has learned from the old labs mistakes!

Oh, I hope not! That would mean that there's the chance of suckage contamination!
No, better to hope that this is a good place that got it right, right from the beginning.

both are correct in a way-owner of new lab being the daughter of the owner of old lab, did notice what didn't work and so when she started her lab, she made sure to keep the bad stuff from happening.

I got to meet her today! I told her how happy I was with all the bad stuff not being in her lab, her response-"I'm glad you're happy, you have to be happy at work, you spend so much time at work that if you aren't happy, it sucks!"
I like her already.

Also got a call from owner of the old lab, he wanted someone to tell him why he "lost his two best media makers in one week", he was taking notes, and several managers are going to be on probation(in his words, if they so much as look crosseyed at anyone they're gone!). He called me because I have nothing to gain or lose from reporting what was going on, most of what I told him he suspected...and he did hint at just shutting it down to save the trouble with trying to clean it up. And that from him is not an empty threat, he's done it before with other labs(he has 12). He would rather lose money than his reputation that took years to build.

Also the $1.50/hour I gave up-apparently I'm getting it back in 60 days, per the new lab's ops manager(60 day "performance review with raise), because of how much I was willing to give up to work for them.

SQUEE! I is a happi little lab rat Katt!

Kristev
01-30-2011, 03:06 AM
You have permission to purr, not that a Katt ever has to ask a human for anything.

BlaqueKatt
01-30-2011, 03:25 AM
mine "ask" for food, water, milk, catnip, treats, playtime and belly rubs....oooo and snuggles under the blankies....I recognize the different meows....

and yes my avi is one of them...Athena

teh_blumchenkinder
01-30-2011, 07:53 AM
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yeah, and all you have to figure out now is insurance now. Best of luck...
I'm glad you can tell the FormerLab what's all going down-- just to tie everything up with a neat(er) bow.
(your kitty is ardorbs!)

dbuzman
02-01-2011, 06:32 AM
and he did hint at just shutting it down to save the trouble with trying to clean it up. And that from him is not an empty threat, he's done it before with other labs(he has 12). He would rather lose money than his reputation that took years to build.

If he is worried about his reputation, maybe he should pay attention to the labs before they screw up and keep them from screwing up instead of only getting involved after it's too late.